Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is exactly right to support Zachary Thompson, the county's embattled health director responsible for fighting West Nile disease. Zachary Thompson is exactly right to worry about the role of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a fede ... More >>
On a late Thursday evening, rain threatened but never delivered and customers poured out onto the Chesterfield's patio, thankful for the respite from the heat. The downtown cocktail lounge had received a lot of attention from the press in months past -- a chef departed, and an owner was removed and ... More >>
Originally from Akron, Ohio, Patrick Stark, chef at Sundown at Granada, enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America fresh out of high school at 17 years of age, partially because he just wanted the get the hell outta town. He's worked throughout the United States, a few spots in Europe and had a t ... More >>
Dallas native Abraham Bebell previously kept spirits hopping at Cuba Libre and Victor Tango's, and now is the bar manager at the new Oak in the Design District. He's part of cadre of local bartenders that are rediscovering the old approach to booze.
I recently drank his booze and spoke words with ... More >>
Word began to spread late last night: Gale Hess, said friends, died two days ago. Cancer is to blame, say those who've been close in recent years. Gale was young -- young enough to have been first violinist in the W.T. White Symphony Orchestra in 1973, at least. And she was among the most talented m ... More >>
I tell ya, Chris Brown's pattern of emotional breakdowns makes for some good drama. It's kinda like watching a show about cakes -- I don't really care about the cakes, I just want to see them fall over. Cakes and celebrities are similar in that way.Anyway, Brown's been complaining lately that we pra ... More >>
Danny FulgencioStephan Pyles at work feeding the masses at Savor Dallas. See the full round of shots in Danny's slideshow. If we had gotten there 10 minutes later, we wouldn't have been able to get a parking space, which is shocking since the Savor Dallas International Grand Tasting on Saturday n ... More >>
Last night, this season's remaining 50 Idol contestants left the City of Angels for the City of Sin and began working on Beatles classics in pairs and trios. Vocal coaches were essentially flogging them with barbed critiques during rehearsal and in what I assume was meant to be a cute montage, an ... More >>
Next time you're bored try some Slackwire. And, please, send me the video of you wiping out.10. Just seeing the intricate structure -- erected in the Dr Pepper Ballpark's parking lot in Frisco -- is impressive. Calling it "The Grand Chapiteau" might be a little hoity-toity, but it's n ... More >>
It was all stressy-stress on last night's Top Chef Just Desserts. At the start, Princess Dexter was shaving and talking about his stress. Zamboyant was concerned about the Two Faces of Dex and his stress. Malika the sad divorcee was again discussing her hatred of cooking under stress. B ... More >>
First of all, let's get something out of the way. We all need closure. After our lovely Tiffany Derry packed her knives and came home to Dallas to get hitched, I didn't recap the finales. Partly because I was heartbroken they sent Kelly home over Kevin or Angelo on Part 1 and partly because, well ... More >>
Whilst looking for items of interest on the YouTube this afternoon, I came across this what-the-what: six people dancing -- which is to say, twirling and gliding and bouncing -- on (or, rather, off) the side of Thanksgiving Tower Sunday morning. So I called Younan Properties to find out what was goi ... More >>
Flickr photo: jlusterAfter 70 years of municipal control, it now sounds like City Hall could be handing over the management of the Dallas Farmers Market, as well as Fair Park, to the loving hands of the private sector.
City Manager Mary Suhm confirmed for Unfair Park today that the city is reque ... More >>